Newcastle first team coach, Paul Simpson, says he’s heard people saying look at the stats, that Newcastle were battered and Bournemouth deserved to win…

However, he claims the only thing he remembers about Saturday is the reaction of the travelling Newcastle fans after the final whistle.

Simpson accepts that the players didn’t play well and there is a lot of room for improvement, though he claims that only getting a point against Stoke evens it out.

The result of course was particularly important as it meant both fans and players didn’t have to sit around for two weeks waiting for the next match to hopefully get the second win of the season.

The coach thinks it will give everybody a lift and take it into the next game against Leicester, a real form team and two players in Vardy and Mahrez who are arguably the best two players in the Premier League at the minute.

Paul Simpson:

“It is always a nice feeling when you get a positive result to take into the international break and we desperately wanted to get that result, it makes everybody feel better.

“You hear all the things people say, that we were battered, Bournemouth deserved to win and you look at the stats and that sort of thing but all I think about and remember….is when we walked over to our 1300 fans after the final whistle and saw their smiling faces.

“You know what it meant to them and we took that all the way back to Newcastle with us.

“Yes we know we didn’t play well, we can improve on a lot of things, but it was the flip side of the week before when we played really really well but only took a point from the game.

“So we’ll take the result and take it into the international break as it gives everyone a huge lift over this two week period and we’ll take it into the next game against Leicester.”